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Israel Honors US Sergeant for Defying Commander of Nazi Camp

A deceased U.S. Army sergeant has become the first American soldier to be named a Righteous Among Nations by Israel's official Holocaust memorial. The rare title bestowed by Yad Vashem goes to non-Jews who risked their lives to protect Jews from certain death at the hands of the Nazis in World War II. Master Sergeant Roddie Edmonds, who died in 1985, was given the honor Wednesday. It was accepted by his son. Edmonds was taken prisoner by the Germans during the Battle of the...

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